Police Personnel

Code of Ethics

 AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind;
to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception,
the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder;
and to respect the Constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality, and justice.

  • Joseph Brooks

    Chief of Police

    Date of Hire: 05/20/2002

    Date Appointed to Chief:  09/27/2022

    Joe Brooks was appointed as Chief of Police by Mayor Ken Williams on 09/27/2022, after having served with the Oregon Police Department for 20 years. Chief Brooks is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Oregon Police Department on a daily basis. He graduated from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute number one in his class.  He has previously held the ranks of K9, Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant. Chief Brooks is a Certified Field Training Officer, commercial motor vehicle Officer, and crime scene investigator.  Chief Brooks is a veteran of the US Army National Guard and served 18 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Chief Brooks previously served as the Oregon Police Departments first K-9 Officer.  Chief Brooks completed classes at Kishwaukee Community College to obtain his level B2 fluency in Spanish with a 4.0 gpa.

  • Mary Elliott

    Administrative Assistant

    Date of Hire: 08/11/1997

    Mary is our Administrative Assistant. She has numerous tasks that she performs for the public. From records keeping, to billing, ordinance violation tracking, and many other things. She does a great job keeping everything running smoothly.

     

  • Matthew Kalnins

    Sergeant

    Date of Hire: 04/10/2006

    Promoted to Sergeant: 06/28/2022

    Sgt. Kalnins is originally from Oregon where he graduated from Oregon High School in 2001.  He was employed as a Correctional Officer with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department before joining the Oregon Police Department.  He graduated the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.  He served as SRO (school resource officer) before being promoted to Sergeant in 2022.  Sgt. Kalnins is our control tactics instructor, Taser instructor, a member of the ILEAS Mobile Field Force, and a certified Field Training Officer.  Sgt. Kalnins organizes our participation in community relations programs such as National Night Out, Polar Plunge, Shop With A Cop, First Responder Appreciation Day, etc.

  • Tad Dominski

    Sergeant

    Date of Hire: 11/25/2014

    Promoted to Corporal: 09/24/2019

    Promoted to Sergeant: 8/25/2020

    Sergeant Dominski is from Oregon and started his career as a Oregon Park District Police officer. He then worked as a correctional officer for the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department before being appointed as a full-time officer for the Oregon Police Department.  Sergeant Dominski is currently a member of the Ogle County Emergency Response team, a bike patrol officer, certified field training officer, evidence supervisor, high risk traffic stops trainer, and department firearms instructor.

     

  • Joshua Lee

    Detective

    Date of Hire: 11/27/2018

    Promoted to Detective: 04/28/2020

    Detective Lee is from Oregon and began his career with the Oregon Police Department on 11/27/18.  He graduated the Southwestern Police Academy in March of 2019.  He is currently assigned as a Detective and an evidence custodian.  Detective Lee is tasked with all major investigations, sex crimes, death investigations, background investigations, etc.

     

  • Maison Crawford

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 08/13/2019

    Officer Maison Crawford began his career with the Oregon Police Department in August of 2018. Officer Crawford graduated from the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center.  Officer Crawford is certified in advanced roadside impaired driving.  Officer Crawford is currently assigned as a patrol officer.

  • Greg Spencer

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 02/11/2020

    Officer Spencer came to the Oregon Police Department after previously serving with police departments in Illinois and Wisconsin. Officer Spencer is currently assigned as a patrol officer. Officer Spencer is tasked with ordinance enforcement and overseeing our vehicle maintenance.  Officer Spencer currently serves in the US Air Force Reserves.

  • Zach McKean

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 04/14/2020

    Officer McKean worked in the Ogle County Jail and as an Ogle County Deputy for several years before joining the Oregon Police Department on 4/14/2020.  Officer McKean is certified in advanced roadside impaired driving.  Officer McKean is a certified firearms instructor.

  • Tim Brechon

    School Resource Officer

    Date of Hire:  04/26/2022

    Officer Brechon is from Oregon and came as a lateral transfer from the Byron Police Department where he served many years as a Sergeant.  Officer Brechon is currently the school resource officer for the Oregon School District.  Officer Brechon is a member of the Ogle County Emergency Response Team.  Officer Brechon brings many years of experience to the Oregon Police Department.

  • Terry Lester

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire:  01/02/2023

    Officer Terry Lester comes to us as a lateral applicant from the Amboy Police Department where he served almost 15 years.  Officer Lester is certified as a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer.

  • Brian Ketter

    Part-time Patrol Officer

    Hire Date: 05/14/2013

    Officer Ketter is a full time deputy of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. He has worked in a part-time capacity for our department for several years.

  • Randy Cropp

    Lieutenant - Retired 7-1-2022

    Date of Hire: 01/10/2000

    Promoted to Lieutenant: 8/25/2020
    Retirement Date: 7/1/2022 (Thank you for your years of service)!

    Lieutenant Cropp joined the Oregon Police Department in January of 2000 after previously serving with the Freeport Police Department.  Lieutenant Cropp is a veteran of the US Army and served in the Persian Gulf War.

  • Shawn Melville

    Retired Chief of Police

    Date of Hire: 07/01/1998

    Appointment Date: 03/31/2020 – Chief of Police (Thank you for your years of service)!

    Retired Date:  10/03/2022

    Shawn Melville was appointed as Chief of Police by Mayor Ken Williams on 3/31/2020, after having served with the Oregon Police Department for 22 years. He previously held the ranks of Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant.